K12 Headlines

7/3/2013

7/3/2013

In a small school on the South Side of Chicago, 40 children between the ages of five and six sit quietly learning in a classroom. In front of each of them is a computer running software called Reading Eggs. The director of North Kenwood-Oakland school says this sort of teaching, blending software with human intervention, helps her pupils learn faster.

7/3/2013

A series of nationwide executive leadership summits have been held to foster discussion about the future of online and blended learning. The events highlighted solutions being implemented to meet a range of district needs, including courses that meet the upcoming Common Core standards.

7/3/2013

At the heart of these systems is a switcher/amplifier that meets ENERGY STAR® requirements for AV products and includes two Extron-exclusive power saving modes designed to lower energy usage and reduce operating costs.

7/3/2013

Designed to provide the ultimate in HD connectivity to both residential and commercial applications over a common connector cable, the HDBaseT extender family offers higher resolutions at longer distances, Power over Category cable (PoCc), and multiple control options.

7/3/2013

With a focus on Open Educational Resources (OER) and institutional content, the OpenClass Exchange allows educators to search and access born-digital course collections developed from eTextbooks, course resources, modules and other educational content such as assessments, videos and more.

7/3/2013

Launched this week at ISTE 2013, the MimioMobile™ 2 mobile application and MimioStudio™ 11 classroom software will be available for download in early September.

7/3/2013

Detroit Public Schools on Tuesday launched a universal pre-kindergarten initiative that will add 46 pre-K classrooms across the city, expanding early childhood offerings to eligible students.

7/3/2013

When school starts in August, students from middle-school age and up in the Grapevine-Colleyville district will be able to choose Chinese I as a credited language class, along with Spanish, French, German, Latin and American Sign language.

7/3/2013

The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) school safety report on incidents involving kids age 5 to 18 shows crime went up slightly in 2011, but that it's been steadily declining since 1992.

7/3/2013

Washington voters have decided they want to add charter schools to the education mix in the state, and the three largest districts are taking different approaches to the question: What should charter schools mean to our community?

7/3/2013

Knox (Ind.) Community School Corp. will roll out Standard for Success' online, customizable educator evaluation software program in three schools in the fall. The program will help the district, which has 108 teachers, meet the requirements of the Indiana Department of Education’s stringent teacher and principal evaluation model.

7/3/2013

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7/3/2013

While data analytics have been around for quite some time, what’s new is the increasing capacity for enterprises and governments to analyze and use this information to innovate and improve the outcomes of everyday life.

7/3/2013

One of the most exciting projects to be funded by the Minnesota sales-tax extension is a new Career Technical Education Center at Heintz—aka C-TECH. The city of Rochester is investing $6.5 million for a new, state-of-the-art facility where Rochester public schools and Rochester Community and Technical College, MnSCU and the local business community will team up to offer vocational training to high school students from Rochester and the surrounding region.

7/3/2013

Pittsburgh Public Schools are among dozens of American school districts that have redesigned summer school in recent years in an effort to combat summer learning loss.

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